Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

The remarkable life of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

On September 28 in 1865, east London pioneer and political Elizabeth Garrett Anderson activist qualified to become Britain's first practising woman doctor. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, one of 12 children born...
Bored, bored, bored – are you stuck in a rut?

Stuck in a rut? 5 ways to get you out

The world is in a state of flux. But you’re doing the same thing this week as you did last week and nothing seems to change. People are protesting...
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Don’t be fooled by the t-shirts, these tech monopolies are predatory

It starts with a company’s instruction “don’t be evil” and ends with a monopolistic marauding giant, taking content without asking, invading people’s privacy, using regulatory capture to quash rivals...
A closed-down shop, typical of a British High Street

The High Street is dead. Time for a radical re-think

Attempts to revive the High Street as a commercial centre fly in the face of the direction of digital travel. How about turning them over to the people? The High...

9 early chronometers that were ahead of their time

Time and place are exquisitely linked. As you go higher, for example, time dilates. These days its even possible to measure this change in the tens of centimetres so...
Workers investigate the uncovered rooms at Greenwich Palace (Image ORNC)

Discovery of old Greenwich Palace sheds light on Tudor life

The team preparing the ground for a new visitor centre for the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College have uncovered remains of Greenwich Palace, birthplace of Henry VIII and...
A woman walks past a robot at the World Robot Conference in Beijing

Why the concept of ‘work’ may have to change completely

Robots, Uber and the digital revolution threaten permanent jobs and the concept of fulfilling careers. Time to start thinking anew The IPPR think tank’s latest report Flexibility For Who? on the future of work...
Writer and activist Naomi Klein (Image: Getty)

Between failure and collapse is the best time to act

Events are happening so fast and a US presidency unravelling so quickly that Naomi Klein's new polemic – much like last night’s news – is in danger of appearing outdated before...

The annoying habits that drive Tube passenger mad

BBC’s new comedy show The Mash Report ran a spoof news report – a man from the North is treated like a terrorist for greeting Londoners, eventually forced to...

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